1/23 PBE Update: Tentative Balance Changes

Posted on at 7:01 PM by Aznbeat
The PBE has been updated! As we start the 9.3 PBE cycle, today's patch includes tentative balance changes for Camille, Vi, and more!
Continue reading for more information!

(Warning: PBE Content is tentative and subject to change - what you see below may not reflect what eventually gets pushed to live servers at the end of the cycle! Manage your expectations accordingly.)

Table of Contents

Balance Changes

NOTE*: The PBE is a testing grounds for new, tentative, & experimental changes. Be aware that what you see below may be relative to other changes earlier this cycle! These are not official notes.

  • Hookshot (E) 
    • [Removed] Now only stuns champions.

  • HP per level increased from 85 to 95
  • Defiant Dance (W)
    • Damage reduction increased from 40% to 50%
    • [Changed Effect] damage reduction now specifies Physical damage

  • Blast Shield (Passive)
    • Cooldown changed from [12 - 8] to [12]
    • Shield size changed from [10% max health] to [15% max health]
    • [New] "Shield CD is reduced by 3 seconds whenever you proc Denting Blows."
  • Vault Breaker (Q)
    • Damage changed from [110/160/210/260/310 (+160% Bonus AD)] to [20/60/100/140/180 (+140% Total AD)]
    • [Removed] No longer deals reduced damage to minions and monsters
  • Denting Blows (W) attack speed changed from 30/35/40/45/50% to 20/30/40/50/60%
  • Excessive Force (E)
    • "Buffed the follow up attack after hitting with E to better scale with attack speed."
    • AD ratio lowered from [115% Total AD] to [110% Total AD]
    • AP ratio increased from 70% to 90%
    • [New] AOE can now crit
  • Assault and Battery (R)
    • Damage increased from [150/300/450 (+140% Bonus AD)] to [150/325/500 (+110% bonus AD)]
    • [Removed] No longer deals reduced damage to additional targets
    • CC duration on secondary targets increased from .25s to .75s
    • Knockback distance on secondary targets increased from 250 to 400

Context & Notes

1) Riot August provided some tentative Vi changes for this PBE cycle:
"Putting some Vi changes on the next PBE cycle for feedback. Please try them and tell me what you think. Do you want these? 
- Burst damage down (Q, R)
+ In fight tankiness WAY up (P)
+ AoE CC up (R)
+ Sustained DPS up (E change does a lot)"
[2] "Some notes: 
-The E follow up attack change will likely be a noticeable increase in DPS power (the spell was bugged with higher AS and was DPS down to use at times)
-Passive CDR change works vs. jungle.
-R AoE cc'ing the team you run through prolly increases surVIvability."

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